Geelong now the Home of Gymnastics

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Geelong will be Victoria’s Home of Gymnastics for the next three years, with all major Victorian Gymnastics Championships to be held at the Geelong Arena from 2020 to 2023.

The agreement is a partnership between the City of Greater Geelong and Gymnastics Victoria.

The events to be held in Geelong include Gymnastics Victoria’s three major State Championship and National Qualification events: the Senior Victorian Championships, the Junior Victorian Championships and a Gymnastics Showcase event.

Athletes in men’s artistic gymnastics, women’s artistic gymnastics, acrobatic gymnastics and trampoline gymnastics will participate in the Senior Victorian Gymnastics Championships, which is a pathway event for national representation.

Athletes aged between seven and 15 years-old will take part in the Junior Victorian Gymnastics Championships, one of the largest events on the Gymnastics Victoria calendar, which attracted over 1000 gymnasts in 2019.

Recreational gymnasts will be able to showcase their skills at the Victorian Gymnastics Showcase Event. These gymnasts participate in the TeamGym Victorian Championships, a GymStar showcase competition, and the display gymnastics spectacular FusionFX.

The Showcase Event will also welcome gymnasts from the competitive rhythmic and acrobatic gymnastics disciplines.

Gymnastics Victoria has an existing relationship with Geelong Arena after staging multiple events at the venue over the past decade.

Councillor Peter Murrihy, Chair, Geelong Major Events Committee:

Greater Geelong is excited to welcome back gymnasts from Victoria and across Australia for competitions at Geelong Arena over the next three years.

The City is proud to support this strong partnership between Gymnastics Victoria and Geelong Arena, which will cement our region as the ‘Home of Gymnastics.’

Jamie Parsons, Gymnastics Victoria CEO:

Our Victorian gymnastics community love coming to Geelong for gymnastics competitions and Geelong Arena has always been a fantastic venue for our major events.

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